Saturday Oct 03, 2009

Skype on OpenSolaris! The last missing part it's real!

What are you doing if the road is blocked? Probably trying to find a detour.

So what if the Skype is not working natively on OpenSolaris? Here is the recipe which will allow you to use your Skype account, send messages and do VoIP with video support.

First of all you will need to get the flash plugin for your Firefox. It's very easy, just follow the blog entry from John Rice.

Secondly simply use the IMO website and allow flash plugin to access your microphone and camera (you will be prompted when you will start some VoIP chat).

The only thing I had to do was to increase Recording volume using Volume Applet and the one from the flash plugin settings -right click on the VoIP window, when you are talking to someone and choose "Settings..." from the flash plugin menu.

Tuesday Jun 05, 2007

How open is open?

Few days ago I have joined to the Polish OpenSolaris Portal.
One of the project aims is to make polish translation of the documentation and locales for OpenSolaris Project.

Before commiting any code I was asked to sign SCA, which was not a problem, because as an Sun Employee I don't have to go through this process, but I have realized, that people outside the Sun, which are contributing to any of the OpenSolaris project have another thing to do.

I know that this is the "only" one time process, but personally I would not send signed agreement to any company, just to submit my patch to the project.

Creating artificial (from developer/my point of view) barriers simply discourage people from the community. And this is a barrier in my opinion. We are great at making the complicated things really easy, but... vice-versa.

P.S.
I am very happy that few people joined to my project (JPack), but I am a little afraid of telling them to sign SCA: "Hello my friends, I have a little surprise for you. If you want to send me a patch or commit a code, you need to send an agreement!"

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